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Nov 17

Investment assets that put women first surge past $2.2 billion

Investment strategies that focus on improving the lives of women and girls, closing the gender pay gap or adding women to corporate boards have attracted more than $2 billion in public and private assets. Powered by WPeMatico

Nov 16

Investment-research industry stuck in MiFID II limbo

Small- and medium-sized companies risk reduced research coverage, which may then have a negative impact on liquidity in this market. Powered by WPeMatico

Nov 16

U.S. to dominate oil markets after biggest boom in world history

The U.S. is set to be a dominant force in global oil and gas markets for many years to come as the shale boom becomes the biggest supply surge in history. Powered by WPeMatico

Nov 16

October ETF inflows continue as $40 billion heads into stocks

With just a handful of weeks to go this year, flows into exchange-traded funds (ETFs) show few signs of slowing. Powered by WPeMatico

Nov 16

How to evaluate an evaluated pricing vendor

What questions should you be asking data vendors ahead of choosing an evaluated pricing service? Powered by WPeMatico

Nov 16

Most companies ill-prepared for EU data protection requirements

Known as GDPR, the EU describes the new requirements as “the most important change in data privacy regulation in 20 years.” Powered by WPeMatico

Nov 15

ECB warns complacency is the enemy as euro region recovers

With the euro-area economy at its strongest in almost 20 years, now is the time to prepare for future slumps. Powered by WPeMatico

Nov 15

Kenya’s economy could face a bleak 2018

Kenya is facing an economic storm in 2018 in the aftermath of two disputed elections. Powered by WPeMatico

Nov 14

Why MiFID II compliance extends into 2018

MiFID II is going to be a journey with a lot of twists and turns, new guidance, evolving standards and realizations that people, process and technology may need to be rethought, and perhaps revamped to ensure robustness and data integrity. Powered by WPeMatico

Nov 14

Will diverging Member State approaches result in 28 flavors of MiFID II?

When EU policymakers drafted MiFID II, they were concerned that uneven national transposition of the rules could cause competitiveness distortions and lead to gaps in investor protection. Powered by WPeMatico

Nov 14

South African banks prepare for worst as junk rating looms

South African banks are preparing for the worst when it comes to the threat of another downgrade of the country’s debt. Powered by WPeMatico

Nov 14

Saudi oil exports to U.S. fall to 30-year low

Saudi Arabia, which for decades fought hard to be the second-largest oil supplier to the U.S. after Canada, last month dropped to fourth position for the first time since at least 1990, falling behind Iraq and Mexico. Powered by WPeMatico

Nov 14

Nickel rally fragile as supply realists tackle battery dreamers

Forget electric vehicles for now. Nickel must first contend with a new wave of supply from Indonesia and the Philippines, as well as a Chinese stainless steel market that’s at risk of slowing after a two-year boom. Powered by WPeMatico

Nov 13

Bond traders see MiFID’s silver lining as rules crack open data

European bond traders are looking on the bright side of tougher transparency rules — unprecedented market data that can help them make sure they’re not getting ripped off. Powered by WPeMatico

Nov 13

European dark-trading venues may lose perk MiFID II granted them

Europe’s dark-trading venues may be about to lose a perk that potentially gave them a big advantage over stock exchanges. Powered by WPeMatico

Nov 13

MiFID shake-up wins friends two months ahead of start date

MiFID II is designed in part to bolster transparency and end conflicts of interest, such as analysts talking up the stock of companies their employers may be eager to sell, by insisting on the separation of research from trading commissions. Powered by WPeMatico

Nov 13

U.S. faces MiFID ‘mad dash’ as firms unprepared for upheaval

Most have heard of MiFID II, but they haven’t all fully addressed what will likely become a seismic industry shift. Powered by WPeMatico

Nov 13

Equity Market Minute: November 13th

In this week’s Equity Market Minute, we discuss the leaders and laggards of the technology sector. Powered by WPeMatico

Nov 13

Chile businesses await return of billionaire with Midas touch

Chile’s business community is holding its breath. Everything points to a victory for their favored candidate, billionaire Sebastian Pinera, in two rounds of voting for the presidency starting Nov. 19, and yet they can’t bring themselves to invest just yet. Powered by WPeMatico

Nov 13

Brexit’s critical five weeks: The key dates as the clock ticks

EU leaders need to judge there’s been “sufficient progress” on the most pressing issues of separation before attention can turn to trade. Powered by WPeMatico

Nov 13

U.K. economy displays mixed fortunes at end of third quarter

The U.K. economy ended the third quarter on a mixed note. Powered by WPeMatico

Nov 12

World’s Richest Families Seeking to Make More Deals on Their Own

The world’s richest families plan to put more money into deals they can hand pick themselves. Powered by WPeMatico

Nov 10

Buy-side unhappy with tick pilot; want rebates banned

Institutional investors view the Tick-Size Pilot as a failure, according to Greenwich Associates. Powered by WPeMatico

Nov 10

Singapore’s stocks haven’t lured this much cash in a decade

Singapore’s stock market is finally getting some love again. Powered by WPeMatico

Nov 10

Saudi shocks reawaken global oil markets to political risk

For the first time in three years, the chief concern in the oil market isn’t too much supply. Powered by WPeMatico

Nov 10

Hedge fund allocations get rethought

Institutional investors are beginning to view hedge funds in a new light, according to allocation consultancies. Powered by WPeMatico

Nov 10

SEC is said to prepare easier path for new exchange-traded funds

A new rule would likely be welcomed by much of the mutual fund industry, which often complains about the costs and how long it takes to get the agency’s sign-off. Powered by WPeMatico

Nov 09

My ETFs of interest: Market Mostly Down

Market Went Down a lot then recovered some…   Ticker $ Current Price $ Change % Change VUN 45.64 -0.37 -0.80 — — XEF 30.40 -0.35 -1.14 — — XUS 41.06 -0.27 -0.65 — — XEC 27.67 -0.23 -0.82 — — XUU 25.25 -0.18 -0.71 — — XRB 24.01 -0.09 -0.37 — — VAB 25.36 …

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Nov 09

The buy-side view of ESG

This is the first of three articles taken from a Q&A with the buy side at the IR Magazine Global Forum. Powered by WPeMatico

Nov 06

Foreigners try a new strategy in China’s fragile bond market

China’s deleveraging campaign has foreign investors flocking to the nation’s short-term bank debt. Powered by WPeMatico

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